I Know First Review: July 29th 2015

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The stocks selected here are the top performing stocks from I Know First: Tech Stocks Yearly Package forecast for 2015 found under the article titled “Top Stock Research: Up to 77.38% Return Over 1 Year”.

This forecast is part of the Industry package, as one of I Know First’s quantitative investment solutions. The “I Know First Average” return for the long position was 28.24% over the year long period, a significant difference when comparing the S&P 500’s return of 5.81% over the same time period.

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Signal: 448.98

Predictability: 0.17

Return:  33.84%

Himax Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: HIMX ) is a world leader in providing semiconductor solution which are in turn used in display driver ICs and timing controllers. Furthermore, the company also specializes in providing controllers for touch sensor displays and LSCos mico-displays which are used in palm-size projectors. The company had a signal strength of 448.98 and a predictability indicator of 0.17. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 33.84%.

The company has seen exception growth due to its dominance in the ever expanding electronics market in Asia. The company is the leading provider for the major smartphone and televisions in the region. In addition, it was named the supplier for the micodisplay inside the promising Google Glasses.

Signal: 310.66

Predictability: 0.21

Return:  -18.43%

SINA Corporation (SINA) is part of the Nasdaq and is a Chinese online media company serving both in China and the global Chinese communities. The company owns Weibo, a social media website which is a twitter equivalent, boasts an impressive 198 million users.

Signal: 209.38

Predictability: 0.32

Return:  64.16%

Axcelis Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:ACLS)The American company specializes in providing capital equipment for the semiconductor manufacturing industry.  The Massachusetts based company had a signal strength of 209.38 and a predictability indicator of 0.32. Moreover, stock prices increased by 64.16% in accordance with the algorithm’s prediction.

The recent surge in the stock price could be explained by the company’s recent announcement  that they have penetrated a new customer with the Purion high current implanter, which significantly boosts their demand. Additionally, the firm experienced a growth of 40% in its EPS as of last year. Furthermore, the long run looks extremely promising as the Electronic Manufacturing Machinery company has a long-term growth rate of 20%.


Signal: 200.68

Predictability: 0.54

Return:  34.34%

Salesforce.com (CRM), is an American company, based in the heart of silicon valley. The majority of its revenue comes from customer relationship management (CRM).  As of 2015, it is one of the most highly valued American cloud computing companies with a market capitalization of $50 billion. The company had a signal strength of 200.68 and a predictability indicator of 0.54. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 34.34%.

The company is expected to release its  second quarter financial results on August 20th. With many predicting the firms revenue to exceed $1.6 billion for the quarter, thus helping to explain the rise in Salesforce’s share prices. Furthermore, the company has been thought to be in takeover talks, however nothing has yet been confirmed.

Signal: 152.17

Predictability: 0.20

Return:  64.16%

ARM Holdings plc (ARMH), Is UK based company which focuses on computer-chip technologies. The company designs the chips found in 95% of all smartphones, and its revenue rose by Revenue rose 22% year-over-year to GBP 228.5 million. The company had a signal strength of 152.17 and a predictability indicator of 0.20. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 64.16%.

Chief Executive Officer, Simon Segars, released a positive statement that ARM Holding is experiencing “very strong” growth in royalty revenue, which helps contribute to the firm dominance in the market. This, coupled with the fact that the number of smartphone is constantly on the rise, may help to explain ARM outstanding growth.

Signal: 112.13

Predictability: 0.19

Return:  62.35%

The american electronic commerce company giant is the largest internet-based retailer in the US. The company’s is constantly expanding and  is even promising to introduce a drone delivery service, in the upcoming future. The company had a signal strength of 122.13 and a predictability indicator of 0.19. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 62.35%.

The company recently launch of the Amazon LaunchPad service will be pivotal in increasing consumer satisfaction by providing an opportunity for startups to gain an international audience by selling their products on Amazon’s site. The investment banking firm, Stifel Nicolaus, has spoken highly of amazon in recent months saying Amazon has become “”bigger, stronger, faster company”. The company has also demonstrated better than-expected revenue acceleration, which may be the reasoning for the company’s strong results.

Signal: 77.10

Predictability: 0.19

Return:  -1.60%

The Priceline Group Inc. (PCLN) is an American site which focuses on providing discount deals for travel related goods, such as airlines and hotels.


Signal: 60.09

Predictability: 0.22

Return:  77.38%

The popular view-on-demand website provides hundreds of movies and television shows which are available to stream whenever the consumer wants to do so. The company had a signal strength of 60.09 and a predictability indicator of 0.22. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 77.38%.

The increase in Netflix’s share prices can be explained by the company recently announcing that it wants to make their service available in 200 countries by 2017, a massive increase on the 50 countries who are currently enjoying their service. In addition, during the second quarter of this year the company  added 3.3 million subscribers, 2.4 million of them being from outside the US.


Signal: 60.09

Predictability: 0.45

Return:  4.43%

The American multinational is based in California and boasts many services such as Yahoo! recommendation engine, email services and Web portals.   The company had a signal strength of 60.09 and a predictability indicator of 0.45. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 4.43%.

Recently Liza Utzschneider, formerly the senior vice president for sales in the Americas, has now been promoted to chief revenue officer in turn to help maintain Yahoo! recent growth, an announcement which pleased their current shareholders. Additionally, the firm boasted gross search revenue of $920 million for the second quarter of 2015, as well as an increase of 13% for Paid Clicks compared to the same quarter a year prior. Consequently, there was a recent surge in the stock price.

Signal: 37.42

Predictability: 0.17

Return:  18.45%

The American automobile company creates and designs gasoline free vehicles which are powered by electricity. The company had a signal strength of 37.42 and a predictability indicator of 0.17. In accordance with the algorithm’s prediction, the stock price increased by 18.45%.

Fueling the company’s increased stock prices are Tesla sales which have experienced a year over year growth in vehicle sales of 74% compared with a 41% growth in 2015. Moreover, the company has been placed first in Consumer Reports’ annual car dealer survey in early 2015, illustrating its premium customer satisfaction levels.